Bygones: Duluth issues fines in liquor busts
Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
News Tribune, Jan. 28, 1921
- In Federal Court in Duluth yesterday, Judge Page Morris extracted $5,000 in fines from 32 men and one woman charged with making or selling whiskey or wine. The maximum penalty for making and selling liquor is a $500 fine and six months in jail.
- A report issued yesterday states that about 86% of the iron ore mined and shipped in the U.S. comes from the Lake Superior region. The 60,056,000 tons shipped from the region in 1920 was valued at $257,543,000.
- Duluth Building Inspector Adolph Anderson said yesterday the city's order that electric signs on downtown businesses remain lit between sunset and 11 p.m. will be strictly enforced. The city's reason for ordering the signs lit is to provide brighter street lighting.
- A 20-piece band led by Big Bill Abrahamson, drum major of the old Third Regiment of the Minnesota National Guard, will perform in downtown Duluth today. The performance will advertise the fund-raisers in Duluth theaters tomorrow to help starving children in Europe.